The Bachelor of Visual Arts is a hands-on degree focused on developing the conceptual, theoretical and technical skills you need to transform ideas into art, and succeed as a practising artist or in a range of careers in the creative industries. From first year on, you are encouraged to work across disciplinary boundaries in order to realise your ideas, while also given grounding in the skills and history of your chosen major: painting, photomedia, screen arts, sculpture, printmedia or jewellery and object. You are taught by practicing artists, writers, and curators, and benefit from their extensive professional experience and arts industry networks that include galleries and museums. A strong theory and history stream hones your research and critical skills so you can develop your creative projects to their full potential. You can diversify your studies through a wide range of electives in contemporary art or in the many disciplines offered by the university. Excellent studio facilities, workshops and digital laboratories support learning across all discipline areas.
Honours is available as an additional year to meritorious students. Honours allows you to pursue a substantial research project in a one-on-one supervisory relationship with academic staff.
Our flexible course structure allows you to keep your career choices open right through your course. We'll provide you with the conceptual and technical skills to work as a contemporary artist, or establish an art, media or design practice. You'll also be well-qualified to work in a wide range of other culture-related fields, including art education and administration, curation, website and interactive design, and publishing.